| Dec 28, 2014
Gwen Graham, the daughter of one of Florida's most famous families, remembers riding her horse near Miami Lakes across open cow pastures that today are jammed with condominiums, stores and restaurants.
The highlight of her birthday parties was milking...
| Jan 6, 2015
| 1:36 PM
WASHINGTON -- Political clashes over immigration and Cuba have thrust Florida concerns to the forefront of the 114th session of Congress, which opened on Tuesday with festive swearing-in ceremonies mixed with signs of infighting to come.
| Jan 8, 2015
| 12:00 PM
The greatest threat to the U.S. from a Republican controlled Congress is a neoconservative foreign policy that will result ("The Republican agenda," Jan. 6). Pro-war, pro-empire, pro-Israel, unending U.S. wars against all of Israel's enemies, no matter...
| Nov 5, 2014
| 12:29 PM
Riding a surge of voter discontent, Republicans seized control of the Senate on Tuesday, giving the GOP full command of Congress and promising a contentious final two years of the Obama administration.
After months of voter surveys suggested a close...
| Nov 27, 2014
| 3:33 PM
Stung by the Nov. 4 election, Florida Democrats are turning to two Central Florida leaders, U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson and former Orlando police Chief Val Demings, to try to figure out what went wrong.
The duo will lead a task force examining the machinery...
| Nov 3, 2014
| 2:19 AM
— When election results roll in Tuesday evening, Florida may be the big swing state that bucks a Republican trend.
Florida Democrats are swimming against a Republican tide nationwide during this year's elections, which likely will put the GOP in...
| Nov 5, 2014
| 2:04 PM
Florida's suspenseful election results this week set the stage for the state's pivotal role in the 2016 presidential campaign, when Republicans Sen. Marco Rubio and former Gov. Jeb Bush could be contenders.
Close contests this year reaffirmed Florida'...
| Nov 7, 2014
| 1:22 PM
Here is the post-election reality for Democrats in Florida:
Despite nearly $100 million spent on his behalf — including $12 million of his own money after saying he wouldn't self-finance — Rick Scott couldn't budge his standing with voters....
| Oct 11, 2014
| 5:51 AM
If Gov. Rick Scott defeats his Democratic challenger, Charlie Crist, one big reason will be the Republican governor's campaign using a page right from President Barack Obama's re-election playbook.
Flush with campaign money while his opponent had little...
| Oct 7, 2014
| 9:15 AM
The first of three critical hours that could alter the outcome of the Florida governor's race is Friday, when Republican Gov. Rick Scott and Democratic challenger Charlie Crist face off.
Three televised debates, the only times Florida voters will get to...
| Sep 30, 2014
| 2:49 PM
There is a forgotten contest in this year's U.S. midterm elections. Actually, there are 435 of them: the races for seats in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Thanks to shifting population patterns and redistricting, the Republicans start with an...